More than 30 SPbU scientists among the most cited in the world
Researchers from St Petersburg University are included in the annual Scopus list of the world’s most cited scientists. As the authors of the ranking point out, only 2 per cent of scientists make the list. This year’s list included 906 people from Russia, 31 of whom represented the SPbU.
Scientists’ citations were assessed using Scopus author profiles as of 1 October 2023. The Scopus ranking is based on the scientist’s entire career, excluding self-citations, using normalised metrics for each scientific field. This year’s list includes around 200,000 people. The citations are evaluated for 22 scientific fields and 174 sections according to the standard ScienceMetrix classification.
Alan Kaluev, head of the Laboratory of Biological Psychiatry at the SPbU Institute of Translational Biomedicine, who was the first in the world to use artificial intelligence to analyse the response of zebrafish to psychotropic drugs, was among the top 100 most cited scientists. Professors Gennady Leonov, Sergey Krivovichev and Associate Professor Nikolai Tsyganenko were also among the most cited.
Among the 500 most cited Russian scientists according to Scopus are SPbU professors Vladimir Shabaev, Vadim Kukushkin, Viktor Sergeev, Vladimir Kharitonov, Vladimir Dubrovsky, Iosif Khriplovich, Anatoly Vershik, Alexander Andrianov, Yuri Vlasov, Anatoly Rusanov, Robert Evarestov, Boris Noskov and Alexei Matveev. The scientists include Kirill Kavokin, a leading researcher at the I.N. Uraltsev Laboratory of Spin Optics, whose research focuses on the magnetic orientation of birds.
Also among the first five hundred most cited scientists was Nikolay Kuznetsov, SPbU professor, head of the leading research school of the Russian Federation in the field of mathematics and mechanics, head of the Department of Applied Cybernetics of SPbU, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. One of the scientist’s research interests is the study of hidden oscillations, the determination of stability limits and the identification of undesirable oscillations in order to prevent technological and man-made disasters. In 2020, Nikolay Kuznetsov was among the top 0.1% of the world’s most cited scientists in his field, according to the Web of Science (WoS) Highly Cited Researchers ranking. Unlike the Scopus ranking, the WoS ranking only takes into account highly cited articles from the last 10 years.
Among the most cited SPbU scientists, who are also included in the Scopus ranking, are SPbU Professors Valentin Ostrovsky, Alexei Timoshkin, Mikhail Krasavin, Boris Andrievsky, Stanislav Filatov, Igor Zenkevich, Vadim Boyarsky, Elena Kustova, Valery Tolstoy, Alexander Alexandrov, Alexei Smirnov and SPbU Associate Professor Andrei Legin.